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Great Yarmouth schoolchildren turn into movie stars in their own film

PUBLISHED: 15:21 19 June 2017 | UPDATED: 15:37 19 June 2017

Youngsters from Edward Worlledge Academy experience the Yarmouth Pleasure Beach Roller Coaster during the making of a film about Yarmouth.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Youngsters from Edward Worlledge Academy experience the Yarmouth Pleasure Beach Roller Coaster during the making of a film about Yarmouth. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Schoolchildren from Great Yarmouth became film stars this week, as they starred in their own feature.

Youngsters from Edward Worlledge Academy meet Mayor of Great Yarmouth Borough, Kerry Robinson-Payne.
 
Picture: Nick Butcher Youngsters from Edward Worlledge Academy meet Mayor of Great Yarmouth Borough, Kerry Robinson-Payne. Picture: Nick Butcher

A group of 30 children from Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy spent a morning being filmed on location around the town, taking parts in all sorts of activities - some of which a number of them had never done before.

Youngsters from Edward Worlledge Academy meet Mayor of Great Yarmouth Borough, Kerry Robinson-Payne.
 
Picture: Nick Butcher Youngsters from Edward Worlledge Academy meet Mayor of Great Yarmouth Borough, Kerry Robinson-Payne. Picture: Nick Butcher

The group rode the famous Pleasure Beach rollercoaster, visited the Hippodrome and went on board the Lydia Eva among, as they took in the town’s sights.

Youngsters from Edward Worlledge Academy experience the Yarmouth Pleasure Beach Roller Coaster during the making of a film about Yarmouth.
Picture: Nick Butcher Youngsters from Edward Worlledge Academy experience the Yarmouth Pleasure Beach Roller Coaster during the making of a film about Yarmouth. Picture: Nick Butcher

They were even treated a chance meeting with the Kerry Robinson-Payne, mayor of Great Yarmouth, as they passed Town Hall just as she was raising a special flag to mark Armed Forces Day.

Youngsters from Edward Worlledge Academy experience the Yarmouth Pleasure Beach Roller Coaster during the making of a film about Yarmouth.
Picture: Nick Butcher Youngsters from Edward Worlledge Academy experience the Yarmouth Pleasure Beach Roller Coaster during the making of a film about Yarmouth. Picture: Nick Butcher

Then, in the afternoon, the whole school got involved, taking part in a number of sketches around the school..

Youngsters from Edward Worlledge Academy experience the Yarmouth Pleasure Beach Roller Coaster during the making of a film about Yarmouth.
Picture: Nick Butcher Youngsters from Edward Worlledge Academy experience the Yarmouth Pleasure Beach Roller Coaster during the making of a film about Yarmouth. Picture: Nick Butcher

It was all part of a new promotional video for the academy.

Krista Ribbons, the school’s music co-ordinator said: “We wanted to do something different for the video, so decided this would be a great way to showcase everything that makes Great Yarmouth great, It was also nice to reward some of our hardest working pupils.”

Ten-year-old Claudio Moraru, who was riding a rollercoaster for the first time in his life, said the experience was scary, but really fun and that he also enjoyed going on the Lydia Eva.

Harmony Widdowson-Young, 11, said: “I loved everything we did on the day, particularly because I got to spend it with my friends.”

Kobe Morton, 11, said: “The whole day was really fun as I had the chance to do things I had never done before. It really allowed me to experience the town.”

Chantelle Overton, 11, added: “I loved the rollercoaster. I had been on it before with my sister, but enjoyed it even more because I was with my friends.”

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